Auto insurance study identifies the worst drivers in the US

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Recent research has identified Montana as being the state that has the worst drivers on its roads. As the Thanksgiving holiday weekend came to a close and the weather starts to turn slightly less friendly to drivers, an auto insurance study has determined exactly where the worst drivers in the country live, regardless of how bad or great you think your local road users might be. Montana took the unwanted top spot of having the drivers on its roads that are the most dangerous. The auto insurance research was conducted…

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Auto insurance industry may be 40 percent of its current size in 25 years

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In a quarter of a century, the car policy market could shrink by as much as 60 percent, says KPMG. A recent report issued by the KPMG consulting firm has suggested that by the time the millennials who are only just entering into the auto insurance industry as professionals now become top execs in 25 years, the market will be 60 percent smaller than its current size. The private passenger automobile industry is expected to experience a massive decrease in size. While that doesn’t sound like good news for the…

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The average auto insurance customer hasn’t switched companies since 2003

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According to recent research, one in every three drivers has not shopped around at all for a policy. A recent study was conducted by insuranceQuotes.com, which has now issued its results in a report that showed that the average American driver hasn’t changed the auto insurance provider covering their vehicle in over a decade. In fact, the average length of time since the last change in insurance companies was 12 years, said the report. Furthermore, about one quarter of all drivers have been sticking with the same auto insurance company…

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Usage based insurance is not appealing to most Americans

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A recent study has shown that over half of the drivers in the country aren’t sold on having their habits monitored. The results of a study conducted on the popularity of usage based insurance, also known as a pay as you drive plan, have recently been released, and they have shown that 51 percent of Americans will not even consider enrolling in this type of program. The majority of consumers are resistant to being monitored in order to be able to obtain possible discounts. The results of the study that…

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Insurance technology could place US drivers at risk, says hacker

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Tech expert, Corey Thuen, will be speaking at the S4 conference to show that pay as you drive dongles aren’t secure. Corey Thuen is a Digital Bond Labs security researcher, who has been working for a number of weeks on the subject of the insurance technology of onboard network dongles that are connected to the OBD2 ports of vehicles as a component of usage based auto policies. The findings of the research have been striking and they will soon be presented in a talk entitled “Remote Control Automobiles”. Thuen looked…

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Special auto insurance required in Mexico for American tourists

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Over the colder winter months, tourists regularly head south, but their personal policies may not cover them. Driving from the United States of America down south to the United Mexican States is a very common occurrence when a little bit of warmer weather is desired during the winter months, but many Americans don’t know that they will need a special auto insurance policy in order to be able to stay behind the wheel once they’ve crossed the border. A car insurance policy based in the U.S. will not be accepted…

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Insurance company goes under and leaves Pennsylvania taxi business uninsured

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Some cabs in Harrisburg have now had their service suspended when they suddenly lost coverage. Pennsylvania commuters and tourists might find it just a little bit harder to get a cab, over the next while, as the operations of sixty six taxi and limo services were suspended by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) when their insurance company could no longer provide coverage. It turns out that their insurance provider is now destined to be liquidated and is no longer capable of paying future claims. The commission’s press secretary, Jennifer…

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